I basically completely agree with what you have written. I would just point out that I think the mood from healthcare workers is heavily influenced by the feeling they have already been thrown under the bus on the PPE question. When HCW are told that nursing covid 19 patients with a surgical mask but no respiratory (FFP3 protection) is 'safe' on the basis of 'expert infection control recommendations' from PHE/NHSE (guidelines heavily influenced by lack of PPE supply in march 2020 but not revised since), and then they see their colleagues getting ill and dying, there is a natural result of cynicism and I think that is behind the BMA etc pushback on this.

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